Feb 13, 2018
Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, in September was sworn in as the 20th surgeon general of the United States. As the head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Adams is tasked with promoting and advancing the country’s public health priorities. He previously served as the state health commissioner in Indiana, where he dealt with an opioid epidemic and HIV outbreak. The Nation’s Health spoke with Adams about what he plans to accomplish in his role.